Operation: Noble Aim (Mission) Nov 11, 2018 23:15:54 GMT
Post by Tadayoshi Teppei and Silence on Nov 11, 2018 23:15:54 GMT
No one made a move until the entire squad had assembled in a spot of desolate forest out in the middle of the Timberlands that took the group very far away from the nearest major civilization, road, or really most anything, really. All there was to see were trees, trees, and more trees, though at this time of night it was hard to see far. The good news for them was that they weren't kept waiting long, but that also meant they didn't get long to take in the sights, however unremarkable they may have been. Quite smoothly and quietly, some beings tried their best to sneak up on each of those gathered and slip a blindfold over every one of them quick as they could. "Don't be alarmed," a deep male voice announced to the group, "We're Silence, and this is only the security precaution we spoke of in the notice: we don't want to run the risk of the mission area being known before we must. I promise no harm will come to any of you!" Hopefully the group believed in the speaker's sincerity, for he did mean what he said.
The sound of a second speaker was surprisingly gruff, considering it also came from a clearly feminine voice. It didn't speak to the assembled team but about them to someone else. "We have them! Pick us up!" The next sound the group would have been able to hear was a... helicopter? It sure sounded and felt like one as whatever it was landed in the middle of the small clearing. "Load in, people!" The male and female then began loading all of the passengers into the helicopter-like vehicle. Fortunately, there was just enough room for all the guests to sit in a barely padded seat with a seatbelt; the female speaker had to stand while the male decided to sit by its edge, or so the directions of their voices probably led the team to believe.
Liftoff was preceded by the sound of metal striking metal twice.
It was at this point that the female expressed her displeasure about the selection, and she wasn't subtle about it. "This is the best we could do? A kitten, a mouse, a loudmouth, a house pet, and-" She had to yell to be heard over the sound of those rotors turning, but she seemed very determined to make her disappointment known. However, she stopped before she could insult Ryouta and Valt. "-wait a minute..."
"Operational security," the male interrupted before she could say another word, "It can wait." Ryouta and Valt, if their memories and ears were good, might have been able to identify these speakers by their voices alone, for they had met before. Apparently that didn't earn them the privilege of early blindfold removal, however. "But you of all people should know better than to judge merit by appearance." After properly rebutting the female, the male addressed the group. "Welcome to Silence, kids! You're currently on board Helomon en route to our staging area. Keep those blindfolds on until we land; anyone who doesn't will be tossed out, and you don't want to know how far the fall is! We refuse to risk the slightest chance one of you may give us away by intention or by accident, and that's why my partner is going to sweep you for bugs." That examination was quick; most digimon were only told to show whatever parts of their body couldn't be seen, like Skye having to take off her gloves.The female only had to touch Ryouta, but he got a fairly non-invasive pat down.
About twenty-five minutes in the male barked again, "Alright, kids! I regret to inform you that you will not be getting an aerial tour of the beautiful city of Hildegard because Megadramons patrol the skies around it. We 'll have to divert to avoid them!" That was why the ride lasted an additional tweenty minutes. "No offense taken if you've never heard of it; it's insignificant in the grand scheme of the digital world, but it's very important to the people who live there. Its people used to be proud warriors, but ever since the new tenants moved in they've been under the menace's thum. Well, they've overstayed their welcome, and you will be evicting them!"
Twenty minutes later, "We're landing in the staging area some klicks out from Hildegard. When we do, go inside the big green tent! That's where the General will be waiting to brief you!" It would take some strong ears to catch her then muttering, "If we use the word 'general' loosely..." As Helomon set down with a big bump, she commanded, "Blindfolds off! Get going!" Whenever someone took off their blindfold, they would find the female who had been speaking was a tall and proud Renamon while the male, who ran ahead of the group on landing, was a stoic and serious Commandramon. On exit, they'd also get a look at their ride Helomon.
They would also find themselves in a forest clearing little different from the last one except for the fact that this one contained a makeshift tent (or, rather, a green tarp propped up on long sticks shoved into the ground). Its inside was about as unimpressive as its inside, too. The only furniture in it was a large, square table on which sat a map covered in pen marks that looked pretty messy, a few of which even looked like someone attempted to cross them out. What was truly remarkable about the inside was the one who was looking over the map.
It was a 16-year-old human boy.
The Commandramon held the flap open and announced the group with the voice of a soldier addressing a superior, which got the short Japanese boy with a brown buzzcut who was still in his school uniform to look up. "General! Commandramon and Renamon returning with the hired help. Helomon is outside."
"Sounds good, the boy replied." As he watched the team dismount, he pulled a blue and silver Fusion loader from his pocket and declared, "Break fusion." That turned the helicopter into three distinct groups of digimon: six Missimon, eight MetalKoromon, and a single Hagurumon, all of which followed the guests into the tent.
Once everyone was inside, Commandramon closed the flap, and the boy bowed. "I'm Tadayoshi Teppei. Pleased to meet you a-" Yoshi paused and rose when he noticed Ryouta and Valt. "Well... isn't that a funny coincidence? Considering what happened last time we met, I'm glad to have you on our side this time." The boy was personable and polite in his greeting, but when he rose he turned suddenly dead serious. "I'm sure I'm not what you were expecting, but let's not dwell on that. Introduce yourselves if you like, but gather around this table here soon. We're all a little jumpy and wanna get this overwith."
New objective added:
1) Report to staging area for briefing